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Cogsdale is part of the publicly traded Constellation Software Inc. (TSX: CSU) corporation. Every member of Cogsdale Corporation’s management team is intimately involved with the daily operation of the company.

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Terry Ridyard, Executive Vice President

Terry  is joining Cogsdale as our new Executive Vice President and comes to Cogsdale with over 10 years of experience working with other Harris Business Units including Cayenta (Application Consultant), NorthStar (Director of Services), and most recently Advanced (VP of Business Operations). Prior to that, Terry spent 5 years as the Assistant VP of Client Services with Peterborough Utilities Services, managing billing systems operation, deregulated electricity market operations, and regulatory affairs. During his time at Harris, Terry has significantly contributed to the overall success of each Business Unit by helping them streamline business processes, build cohesive high performance teams, develop stronger customer partnerships, and achieve operational efficiencies. As Executive Vice President, Terry will have direct responsibility for the strategic direction of Cogsdale’s products and services while developing long term partnerships with new and existing clients.


 

Benjamin Moradian – Vice President, Research, Development

Ben has been involved in the IT field for about 20 years starting out in technical roles such as Developer, System Administrator and Solution Architect. By applying his business acumen and leadership talents, Ben quickly progressed into leadership roles and has held Senior Management positions working for Fortune 500 companies in the Energy, Telecommunication and Utility sectors. He has successfully led teams in Application Development, Professional Services, R&D, Infrastructure and other facets of IT. In his current role as VP of R&D, Ben will oversee Cogsdale’s existing suite of software and will continue to advance the product line according to best practices, innovation, and customer needs. He is also responsible for Cogsdale Cloud, an initiative that was started to future-proof customers by providing unparalleled performance in the Cloud, while cutting hardware and operational costs.


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Rick Nott, Vice President, Sales and Marketing

Rick joined the Cogsdale team in November of 2016 as the Vice President of Sales and Marketing with the responsibility of helping our potential and current customers succeed. Rick has 20+ years of experience in the Utility software industry, including 11+ years in ABB’s Enterprise Software organization in a variety of Sales and Sales Management positions. Prior to ABB, Rick held Sales and Operational roles with Indus International and Mobile Data Solutions Inc; which were later combined to form Ventyx, Inc. Over this time he has demonstrated experience in sales success for large complex opportunities, servicing the global Utility market.

Rick holds a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Notre Dame

 


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Kelli Skinner – Director, Customer Support

Kelli has been a member of the Cogsdale Team since 1999 and originally joined Cogsdale as a Support Analyst and Network Administrator. Over the last 13 years, Kelli has been involved with different aspects of Cogsdale’s organization including Professional Services where she was responsible for implementing new and upcoming technologies in the existing client base. In 2012, Kelli was appointed the Director of Support and is responsible for the delivery of support services for clients and the mentoring of all Cogsdale support staff. Kelli has led a joint effort to create the immediate and long term strategic plan to align, adjust, and heighten customer support practices. Kelli’s belief in working together is the key to her success and has helped her develop strong relationships with the employees and clients at Cogsdale. Based out of Charlottetown, Kelli holds a Diploma in Network Administration, MCSE certification and holds the ITIL Foundation Certification.


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Kirk Crowder - Director, Client Services

Kirk joined the Cogsdale team in May of 2009 as a Senior Consultant where he was responsible for various system consultation activities on various international IT projects, encompassing multiple systems and processes. In January of 2013, Kirk took the reins as Cogsdale’s Manager of Consulting Services and mentored a team of 15 consultants, ensuring products and services were delivered successfully and consistently. Kirk then moved into the role of Director of Professional Services after gaining extensive insight into Cogsdale’s Professional Services and Business Development models. Kirk was recently named Director of Client Services. Kirk and his team will focus on the needs of existing clients.


 

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Dana Lendorf-McCarthy – Director, Professional Services

Dana joined the Cogsdale team in July 2016 and currently holds the position of Director, Professional Services. Prior to joining Cogsdale, Dana led Operations and Client Experience efforts within Hudson Energy’s C&I division for 4 years. In addition, she has an extensive background in Telecommunications where she held various positions in Marketing, Operations, Strategic Planning & Communications. Dana’s focus at Cogsdale will be to mentor the Project Management and Consultant teams on; methodology, financial performance, service quality & delivery and continuous improvement efforts.

 

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